OBIT: James P. Sullivan (Chicora)

James P. Sullivan, 39, of Chicora (Butler County) was dead on arrival at ACMH early Sunday, March 17, 2013.

He was born July 21, 1973 in Butler, the son of Rose Blalock Sullivan and the late James F. Sullivan.

James served his country with the U.S. Air Force from 1992-1994 during the Persian Gulf War.

He was a loving son, brother, amazing uncle, and protector of his family, friends, and anyone in need.

James graduated from Karns City High School and is survived by his mother, Rose Blalock Sullivan; five sisters: Sharon (Mike) Dalcamo of Butler, Rosie (Chad) Shriver of Meridian, Pa., Frances Sullivan of Manassas, Va., Michele (Rick) Slater of Chicora and Carolyn Call of New York; and nine nieces and nephews: Kimberly Sullivan, Cole and Cara Dalcamo, Lani Fetterman, Shali and Braden Slater, Alexis Shriver, Jessica Ackley, Leah Jones.

James was preceded in death by his father, James F. Sullivan; nephew, Jeremy Steele; and niece, Brittany Sullivan.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9PM today – Wednesday, March 20, 2013 – at Steighner Funeral Home in Chicora.

A celebration of his life will be held with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church in Herman, Pa. at 10AM tomorrow – Thursday, March 21, 2013 – with Rev. Wade Stakem, OFM, CAP, pastor officiating.

Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Herman, Pa.

To leave an online condolence, visit www.steighnerfuneralhome.com